Restaurant Changes Coming to Disneyland Park

There are some big changes coming for Main Street, U.S.A., in 2012. Here’s what you can look for:The Blue Ribbon Bakery is moving and getting a new name: Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, from the “Mary Poppins” song, “Oh, it’s a jolly holiday with Mary …” The bakery moves to the Plaza Pavilion (at the top of Main Street, U.S.A.) with plans to open in early January. In addition to the bakery and espresso offerings, the new menu has some delicious new tastes, such as an Angus roast beef salad with blue … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule November 2011

Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland Website.CurrentRedwood Challenge Creek Trail (DCA) closed through 10/28/11 for refurbishment. Blue Bayou Restaurant (Disneyland) closed through 11/23/11 for refurbishment. Pirates of the Caribbean (Disneyland) closed through 11/23/11 for refurbishment. Court des ANGES (Disneyland) closed through 11/30/11 for … [Read more...]

Disneyland sued over alleged lead problem

A nonprofit group that has filed dozens of environmental suits against major companies is now accusing Disneyland of exposing children to lead.The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation sued the corporate owner of the Orange County theme park in April. That suit claims that stained glass windows in Cinderella's Castle, brass door knobs at Minnie's House and other items contained excessive levels of lead.The Los Angeles Times says the group is seeking a court injunction Tuesday to … [Read more...]

Things You Might Not Know About the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of my favorite attractions – both at Disney California Adventure park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Especially this time of year, it seems extra spooky. Each time I “check in,” I discover some new cobweb-covered detail. That’s why I wanted to share these little-known facts about the attraction at Disney California Adventure park:Reaching 183 feet, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is made of more than 900 tons of steel, 1,600 cubic yards of … [Read more...]

The Hidden Mickey Guy reveals almost 400 in latest edition


The Hidden Mickey Guy reveals almost 400 in latest editionSteve Barrett is on the hunt again and his latest search for hidden Mickeys has taken him to Disneyland. Hidden Mickeys are partial or complete images of Mickey Mouse that Disney “Imagineers” have designed to blend into their surroundings in such a way that their presence is not immediately obvious.Known to his fans as the Hidden Mickey Guy, Barrett has spent the last 10 years searching out Hidden Mickeys throughout the Disney … [Read more...]